Alex Brooker disability: What happened to his leg? | The Sun

Alex Brooker disability: What happened to his leg? | The Sun

COMEDIAN Alex Brooker rose to fame on the Channel 4 chat show The Last Leg with self-deprecating jokes about his disability.

While he is known for having a disability, many may not know the story of how he came to lose his leg.

What is Alex Brooker's disability?

Alex Brooker was born with hand and arm deformities.

He also had a twisted right leg, which had to be amputated when he was a baby.

Alex now wears a prosthetic leg.

Despite a childhood spent having multiple operations and checkups at Great Ormond Street hospital, Alex has not had any problems since.

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What has Alex said about his disability?

Speaking to The Guardian in 2020 about his disability, Alex said: “Most days I don’t think about my disability at all, but doing that swim brought it clearly into focus.

“It made me realise it was time now, as a father of two, to take more responsibility over my disability and to find out more about it.”

In a documentary for the BBC titled Alex Brooker: Disability and Me, Alex recalled the moment his daughter first noticed his hand deformities, he said: “It was a moment I’ve worried about all my life,

“What if my kids are scared of me? But my daughter was holding my hand and just said: ‘Oh, you’ve got two fingers haven’t you and I’ve got four,’ and that was it.

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Who Is Alex Brooker?

Alex was born on May 15, 1984.

He is an English journalist and presenter, who is best known for his television work with Channel 4.

Alex is well known for co-hosting The Last leg with Adam Hills and Josh Widdicombe.

In 2014 he co-hosted The Jump with Davina McCall, and in 2016 began presenting The Superhumans Show and was on Crystal Maze in 2017.

In August 2021, he starred in a BBC Two documentary that examined his disability.

Alex Brooker: Disability and Me, revisits key moments from his past, and uncovers both joyful and difficult memories.

By the end of the documentary, he has a new perspective on being a disabled person and the role it will play in his sense of self over the rest of his life.

The comedian participated in Soccer Aid 2022.

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